The Progressive Era
The Progressive Era
Trends and Themes of the Era
  • Backlash against the excesses and corruption of the Industrial Revolution led to a fervor for reform. Reform stretched across economic, environmental, social, and racial lines.
  • In foreign affairs through the first half of the Progressive Era,the U.S. continued to assert its power through militaristic and economic means, particularly in the Western Hemisphere. Woodrow Wilson rejected this aggressive foreign policy in favor of a more idealistic one, but the outbreak of World War I interrupted his plans.
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